Category: Hidden History

“Hidden History” means those bits of Liverpool that few tourists see, and in fact not everyone who was born and brought up in Liverpool might be aware of. Nevertheless, they’re important parts of the city’s history, and may in fact reveal important facts and clues about Merseyside’s past.

Photograph of Hale Lighthouse, where Hale Ford once crossed the Mersey

Hale Ford

Hale township occupies a spot at the widest part of the River Mersey. Because of this the water slows down significantly. So much so that, at times in the past, a sandbank could once be seen to poke above the level of the water. This, the so-called Hale Ford, was an important crossing point of …

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